Ministry for Children with Special Needs

The Special Needs Learning Centre (SNLC) was set up in July 2001 to respond to the needs of children and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Our vision is to serve children and people with ASD, especially those who are poor (B40), the marginalised and the needy, i.e. families who are confronted with challenging issues of their disable child. We aim to help create a community where individuals with autism have dignity, respect and opportunities like anyone else in the community.

Operating on weekdays only, SNLC is managed by a group of full-time staff & teachers, parents and dedicated volunteers. Currently, it has 5 full time teachers, volunteers and parents (volunteers) who serve as Administrator and Programme Co-ordinator.

The curriculum covers the teaching of functional, practical living and social skills, art, drama and motor-sensory activities.

SNLC has grown over the last 18 years and is currently serving 2 learning centres:

Special Needs Learning Centre (SNLC)
a. Early Intervention Program → 4-8 years old
b. School Age Program → 9-14 years old

Vocational Training Centre (VTC)
Vocational Training Centre → 14 – 24 years old


Our Services and Programme

Early Intervention Programme
- Children attend classes on a one–to–one basis
- Young parents are trained for home management of their child

School Age Programme
- Attention on functional academics (reading, writing/ numbers/ language and communication skills and self-help skills)
- Emphasis on social and play skills, music and drama.

Adult Programme
- Vocational Skills Training
- Life skills training for career opportunities.
- To engage meaningfully in community activities

Opening Hours

  • Monday – Friday
    8:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday
    Closed

Coordinator

Rita Anthony
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